Friday October 13, 1972
US date format: 10/13/1972, UK date format: 13/10/1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 13, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Gaëtan Roussel and Margaret of Bourbon-Parma.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Ben by Michael Jackson.
In UK Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon was in the top 5 hits.
Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina, directed by Marco Bellocchio, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching M*A*S*H.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 13, 1972?
- RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
- Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
- French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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- Hurry, Harry closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances
- Argentine Fairchild crashes in Andesgebergte (rugby team eats crash victims to survive)
- Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series
- Aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, Russia, 176 die.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 13, 1972?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- The Spinners - I'll Be Around
- Bill Withers - Use Me
- Curtis Mayfield - Freddie's Dead (Theme From "Superfly")
- James Brown - Get On The Good Foot-Part 1
- The Main Ingredient - Everybody Plays The Fool
- Michael Jackson - Ben
- King Floyd - Woman Don't Go Astray
- Four Tops - (It's The Way) Nature Planned It
- Millie Jackson - My Man, A Sweet Man
- Lyn Collins - Think (About It)
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